Thank you Charla and Marnie for contributing ideas about surveys! You can find their submissions at our Faculty Challenge Google Site.
Marnie reminded me that when we listed survey tools in our initial post, we forgot to include the UAS Survey tool in our list. She really likes the reports that she gets from this survey tool. If you have never given it a try, you can find that tool by going to UAS Online, click on “Add Tools”, then under “Faculty/Staff” click on “MySurveys”.
Before we leave this topic, we’d like to gather just a little information from you on polls and surveys.
Remember, you do not have to use any fancy survey tools to collect feedback from your students. Built into Blackboard we have journals where students can reflect and evaluate their learning or respond to specific prompts. The discussion board also is often used as a survey tool, asking students to respond to questions without the need to respond to each other. And, of course, the built-in survey tool is fairly robust as well. And built-into Collaborate are some easy-to-use polling capabilities.